935 Allwood Rd. Suite 300, Clifton NJ 07012
I’m Simona Cassatly, owner and clinical director of Time To Heal Counseling.
Life is challenging and sometimes stressful, often creating experiences that negatively impact our quality of life. It takes courage and hard work to make the changes needed to achieve and maintain happiness.
This is where my team and I can help.
Time To Heal Counseling provides a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment where healing can take place. As therapists, we work with children, adolescents, and adults, using proven and evidence-based strategies and techniques that can benefit all areas of life.
I graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1999 with an Ed.M. and M.A. in Counseling Psychology/Psychology. During my early years at Columbia, I worked with at-risk populations who were HIV positive and battling mental illness and drug addiction. I’ve also worked in a variety of settings, among them partial hospital/intensive outpatient programs, and inpatient and outpatient settings.
Today, I’m a Licensed Professional psychotherapist, comfortable working with children, adolescents, and adults. My areas of expertise are anxiety and stress, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and coping with life transitions. Additional specialties include ADHD, anger management, depression, family conflicts, grief, and trauma.
My approaches to treatment include Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior, and Play Therapy, and I work with individuals, families and groups, and LGBTQ patients.
I am absolutely privileged to care for and support my clients in a safe and nurturing environment, offering counseling with the highest level of integrity and privacy. Each valued patient receives unique services to fit their concerns. I’m also fortunate to be surrounded by a dedicated team of caring licensed professionals – all focused on providing you comfort, support, and the tools needed to live your best life.
Please contact us to learn how we can help you.
Dr. Alghali is a Counseling Psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapy. By engaging in a warm therapeutic relationship, she helps her clients to better understand their life circumstances, develop their unique strengths, and move towards living a more emotionally fulfilling and satisfying life. She offers short-term, focused treatment as well as long-term insight oriented psychotherapy.
Karen is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, with an advanced Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. She brings with her extensive experience working with children, teens and adults. Her therapeutic approach is Integrative, blending elements from various approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Sandplay Therapy, tailoring solution focused treatments to meet each clients unique person centered needs. She provides a warm, safe space for emotional healing, helping guide clients to find their inner strength in connection with mind, body and spirit, so they may live an intentional life.
Gerald Muller is a Licensed Professional Counselor and received his Master’s Degree in Counseling from the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University. Gerald counsels from the perspective of incorporating positive psychology to challenges that may present throughout one’s lifecycle. He utilizes an eclectic approach which includes, but is not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, Psychoanalysis, in conjunction with mindfulness techniques. Gerald’s prior work experience includes LD/DD populations, Homeless populations, Addictions Counseling, SPMI, Residential, and Grief Counseling through hospice and hospital visits. He works with adults coping with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and life change issues. Gerald does not believe in a cookie cutter approach to therapy and treats each individual with a person-centered approach, tailoring treatment as needs are identified. He believes that everyone is capable of growing in awareness and implementing change as needed.
My name is Laila Cintron, and I am originally from the United States Virgin Islands, St. Croix. This has served as a benefit for me working in the mental health field, being able to connect and understand those who may not understand ways mental illness can present itself.
I went on to pursue my education at Saint Leo University in Florida. Here I received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Later I decided to pursue a Masters of Arts/Ed.S in Professional Counseling at Seton Hall University. Through hard work and dedication, I am now able to share my skills with clients that may be struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-esteem, anger management, and substance abuse just to name a few areas of experience.
My theoretical approach normally varies based on the individual however CBT, Existential psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing are my preferences and at times using pieces of each approach has show to be just as effective. The human condition is one that is always changing. Let me assist you through those changes and provide the tools needed to navigate through life’s unpredictable hurdles. You do not have to do this alone!
As a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 30 years of experience, I am excited to work with you to help you on your recovery journey. This is the first step in gaining control back over your life which can seem overwhelming and scary. I will help you identify goals and help you formulate a treatment plan that is realistic and obtainable, and one that meets your needs. I am passionate about helping others learn about themselves and discussing realistic expectations, a commitment to healing and self-discovery, and of personal growth. My initial focus is to assist the individual in identifying their needs and their commitment and motivation during the counseling process. I will also help you identify any struggles you may be experiencing and ways to develop coping skills that are needed to help fight addiction in a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate environment.
I also have extensive experience working with individuals who are currently being prescribed medication to help them with their addiction such as Suboxone, Vivitrol and Methadone as these medications can assist a person in leading normal productive lives.
I truly believe treatment should be individualized to meet the person’s needs and help to focus on an individual’s strengths and skills. I do use a combination of various styles to help an individual achieve this during the course of addiction treatment such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Person Center Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Evidence Based Practices.
Together, we can work on establishing a good rapport and a solid foundation in taking the first steps in your addiction recovery. You have the power to make positive changes in your life and be on the road to recovery.
My name is Briana Darby and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Montclair State University. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, and adults, coping with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, school-related issues, trauma, relational and life stage transitions. She provides individual and family therapy and uses a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches such as dialectical-behavior interventions, cognitive-behavior interventions, and strategic-family approaches to help individuals and families reach their goals and enhance quality of life. Prior to joining Time to Heal, my previous clinical experiences included residential treatment facilities for youth. As a therapist, I believe it’s important to develop individualized treatment plans to meet the needs of each client. My goal is to help clients gain deeper self-awareness, reach their greatest potential, and strengthen interpersonal skills to improve daily life functioning. I focus on providing clients with mindfulness techniques to encourage self-compassion, self-love, and non-judgement. I believe therapy works best when a collaborative, safe, and empathetic environment is provided that promotes an improved sense of well-being. I look forward to working with you on your healing journey
I would love to join you on your journey. Bring your stress, your sadness, your shame, your anger, and your sense of humor. I will meet you right where you are, and together we can work through it. I work with individuals ages ranging from 5 and up struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use, negative self talk, life transitions, grief and trauma. Graduated top of my class from Saint Elizabeth University. Proud to be working in this field since 2012.
My name is Melinda Reyes. I am a bilingual Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with children and adults in different areas. I received my Bachelors degree in Child Advocacy from Montclair State University and my Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. When it comes to anxiety, depression, stress from home, work, life, etc., we have all been there. My goal is to work with you to find what will benefit you to live the best life that you envision for yourself. I've taken training on TF-CBT, Nurtured Heart Approach, Domestic Violence, and many more. I've done community work for many years and am able to assist with accessing the appropriate resources if necessary.. I work with all ages and specialize in working with children and adolescents. I would love to work with you and find out more about you! On a personal note, I am a single mother to energetic twin boys. We love to be out in nature and find new adventures in our free time.
My name is Hannah Sawicki and I am a Licensed Social Worker with Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Health from Rutgers State University. I am a strengths-based clinician who utilizes treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and The Gottman Method. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and the LGBTQIA+ community to reach their fullest potential. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a partnership and I aim to provide a safe space for all who are looking to rebuild and reframe their lives.